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The New Progressive

Where progressive ideals & common sense come together.
Please excuse the slap-dash, slammed-together appearance of this site!  After languishing on the back burner for years, it was suddenly launched in a hurry, in response to the proposed bans on "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines, which, as a progressive who values gun rights, I felt compelled to address.

As soon as time allows, The New Progressive will be further developed, and used to discuss a wide range of topics, such as green energy, conservation, science and technology, religious skepticism, human rights (and responsibilities), animal rights, wildlife & nature, pantheism, minimalism, Zen this-and-that, etc.  But, for now, it's the gun thing.    

                                                                   -- Rob Smith   March 10th, 2013

Project #1: The Gun Thing

The aim of this initial set of articles is to bring my tree-hugging, SUV-hating,
left-leaning brothers & sisters up to speed on guns & the harsh, inescapable realities of violent predators & self-defense  --  before we pass new gun bans that will only make us more vulnerable to the bullies & monsters of the world.

I've broached this topic with liberal friends & girlfriends over the years, so I know that many of you will react with horror & disbelief upon learning that one of your own is a pistol-packing advocate of gun rights.  But the evidence is over-whelming.  The logic is inescapable.  And reality can only be denied for so long. 

The simple truth is that the political left has gotten this one wrong.  It's time to let go of a long-standing article of faith, born of passion & fear, and apply the same steely logic & sound reasoning to this issue that we bring to environmental issues, education, healthcare and (almost) every other question we face. 

My desire is to see a global progressive community that is safer, stronger and more capable  --  employing an unbeatable mix of good intentions, common sense
and bold warrior spirit.  A community of shepherds, not sheep. 
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